This random smoke look was actually done two months ago back in May... sometimes folders just get left unpublished after a while and I forget all about them. Nail blogger problems. No video tutorial as such, but do check out the ladies mentioned above for some tips on the one-stroke technique.
Here's the drop dead gorgeous 'Black gold, texas tea' from Colors by Llarowe by itself.
To do the smoke swirls I used a flat brush and dipped it into black and white acrylic paint, one colour on each end. I dragged the brush over the nail slowly and curved it around randomly. Wasn't really sure what the best approach to this technique was, so it was more of a learning experience for me.
This pic was taken in the shade, proving that holos really do need sun. It just sucks that I can only ever get direct sun in my window between 6:30am-8:00am, boo.
Back to sun shots :)
Look at this nail polish! LOOK. AT. IT. It's so pretty it could kill you. *dead*
- Colors by Llarowe 'Black gold, texas tea' (black holo)
- Black and white acrylic paint